The 2022 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport has a lot in common with the Atlas. This midsize crossover starts with the Atlas’s finer points and downsizes from three rows to a more manageable two rows, making it perfect for buyers at dealerships like the Volkswagen dealership near San Bernardino who don’t need seating for seven passengers. The automaker gives the Atlas Cross Sport modern exterior styling with a bolder look that features a raked roofline and a smaller back end.
While the 2022 Atlas Cross Sport is smaller than the Atlas, it’s not short on interior space. There’s plenty of room to store cargo. According to the San Bernardino area VW dealership, the Atlas Cross Sport offers drivers 40.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. With the seats folded, there are 77.8 cubic feet to take along everything you need to bring along for the ride.
The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport seats seven and is offered in five trim levels: SE, SE with Technology, SEL, SEL R-Line and SEL Premium R-Line. Powering the Atlas Cross Sport is a standard turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine generating 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Buyers can opt for the available 3.6-liter V6 engine. It produces 276 hp and 266 lb-ft. Both engines are linked to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. All trims get standard front-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive.
The 2022 VW Atlas Cross Sport gets EPA-estimated fuel economy rated up to 21 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.*
Drivers can customize their ride, thanks to Volkswagen’s 4Motion with Active Control. It features four driving modes for different driving situations: snow mode, on-road mode, off-road mode, and off-road custom mode.
Standard features for the entry-level Atlas Cross Sport SE trim include 18-inch alloy wheels, simulated leather seating, LED exterior lighting, keyless entry and push-button start, automatic headlights, heated front seats, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, a 60/40 split folding rear seat, rain-sensing windshield wipers, air conditioning, heated power exterior mirrors, and roof rails.
Buyers will get a long list of standard technology features, including Volkswagen’s Digital Cockpit, a 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen, App Connect, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, VW Car-Net, Bluetooth, two USB-C ports, and three 12V DC power outlets. Standard driver assistance features that come standard include rear traffic alert, a blind spot monitor, pedestrian monitoring, forward collision warning, and autonomous emergency braking.
IQ.Drive is an available safety feature that comes with several advanced driver assistance features, including lane keeping assist, travel assist, active blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, emergency assist and rear traffic alert.
As of this writing, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hasn’t tested the 2022 VW Atlas Cross Sport. However, we expect it to get identical ratings as the outgoing model, which received the highest score of Good in all collision tests.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.